Casting a sociological eye on the mobilisation of techniques of prospection by scientists

For a long time I’ve been interested in the relationship between science and society, often with focus on the social and political processes that shape the production, evaluation and use of scientific knowledge and technology. These interests include the misuse of science and statistics (emphasised by writers like Ben Goldacre) – bad science is common …

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On the concept of ‘anticipatory interventions’ and its discontents

Dr Ken Henry’s recent interventions in the national Australian economic debate, in which he warned about future “day of reckoning” and made the case that an emerging budgetary crisis demands extensive tax reform, got me thinking again about the concept of anticipatory interventions. I first came across this term in Haico te Kulve’s thesis which …

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